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Welcome to NICA!

The National Independent Concessionaires Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.

Our growing membership includes over 1,000 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in Industry-related companies that specialize in distribution, insurance, manufacturing, supplies, and special services in the United States and Canada. NICA's large number of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season. 

NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions nationwide along with the WFA Convention and NICA Sysco Marketplace in January, NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, Florida Federation of Fairs Convention and Trade Show in May, and NICA Marketplace and IAFE Convention and Trade Show in November.

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2023 NICA BUSINESS EXPO & FARE FOODS FOOD SHOW

February 13-15, 2023

Join us February 13-15, 2023 at the beautiful Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel, located at 10221 Princess Palm Ave. Tampa, FL, to celebrate the spirit of "All In!" at the 2023 NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show. With our record numbers seen this season, especially in comparison to Post-Pandemic events, this Industry is coming back strong!

Please Pre-Register by Friday, February 10, 2022 to avoid an on-site registration fee of $20. All proceeds will benefit the NICA Foundation.

2023 Scholarship Applications are Now Available!

With the financial challenges that many of our students and their families are facing right now, the NICA Foundation is honored to award life-changing funds to so many deserving students. Created by NICA to oversee and administer a formal education scholarship program and foster development opportunities and training services, the NICA Foundation will be awarding over $30,000 to many deserving Scholarship Recipients in 2023.

The scholarship application for 2023 is now available online at www.nicainc.org/scholarship. Applications must be received in the NICA Office no later than June 1, 2023, to qualify. Start planning the next steps for the next chapter in your life today!

The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the latest Benefit Booklet for more details.

Member Directory

As a NICA Member, you have 24/7 access to your online Membership Directory.

Member Benefits

View our full benefits list and see how you can save more than the cost of a membership.

Industry Associations

Our sister organizations include IAFE, WFA, IAAPA, IISA, OABA, and CAFE.

Event Calendar

View our event calendar to see upcoming deadlines, events, and shows for NICA.

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